Thread: Generic Switch Panel
05-17-2013, 09:44 AM #1
- Join Date
- May 2013
Generic Switch Panel
i've read a lost of pages of this forum but seems i didn't find what i'm looking for:
i've started to fly DCS just few weeks ago but i play with FSX from years, what i need for my "home cockpit" is a switch panel for planes with 1 to 4 motors, so with:
master battery, fuel pumps (1 to 4), lights, generators etc.....
actually i've some devices plus 2 old keyboards that i customized (and use with Hid Macros):
i'm not skilled enough to buy one myself so i'm searching something finish or with just the switches with the front panel to customize.
i know about saitek:
but is specific for small planes (magnetos, just 1 fuel pump etc..)
this one can be a good solution:
but somethins are missing (fuel pumps, gen, etc..)
but there's not so much space to customize the front panel..
05-18-2013, 01:58 PM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2008
- Essex / EGMC
Re: Generic Switch Panel
You dont need any level of skill to drill some holes and place some toggle switches or buttons in a piece of board or panel. You could use hardboard, mdf, acrylic, sign board, corrugated plastic, stiff card etc to make a panel of any size. You could use MS paint to make some simple tags or labels to stick on.
To interface the buttons and switches to MSFS is easy using a leobodnar card, the website even tells you how to wire the interface up. Leo Bodnar, Simulator Electronics
Please search this forum thoroughly as this is a very simple thing to do.